ST. HELENS MIST. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 11. 1918
Issued Every Friday by
THE MIST PUBLISHING) COMPANY
"OVKIl THK TOP"
O. D. HEILBORN.... Vice President
8. C. MORTON Editor
One Year 91.50
Six Months 75
Entered as second-class matter,
January 10th, 1912, at the Postofflce
at St. Helens, Oregon, under the act
ot March 3rd, 1879.
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
PEACE WITH GERMANY
Germany has made overtures for
peace, yet the overtures are not sin
cere. It Is true, the peace proposals
emanate from a high government of
ficial and without going into the mat
ter deeply, it would appear on the
surface that Germany wants peace.
If the peace proposal is given ser
ious consideration, it can be seen that
Germany is not ready for peace, that
is, the military party is not. In our
opinion the peace proposal is only
German propaganda. The kaiser can
now say to his people, "I have done
my best to obtain peace, but the
enemies of the fatherland will not
hear my voice." Thus he can, toa
certain extent, enlist the loyal ef
forts of his subjects, and continue the
war for "God and the Fatherland."
The peace proposal might, also, have
some effect on the lukewarm in
America, for they can now say "we
hove a chance to make peace, why
don't we do it?" To the true Ameri
can, however, the trickery of the
kaiser and his army is an Impenetra
ble barrier agairm a patched up peace
and a St. Helens soldier boy, George
Christie has best expressed our sen
timents, when in a recent letter, writ
ten after the battle of Chateau-Thierry,
he told his father "War is a bad
business, but Germany started it, so
we are going to give them all they
want of it. There is no use making
a patched up peace until they are ab
solutely past doing anything and
starting another war." Here's an
opinion from a soldier facing the
Hun, and it is the best editorial that
could be written as to a German
peace at this time.
This poem was written by R. Mill
Oliver, a late lieutenant in the Aus
tralian Imperial Forces, who was
wounded at Passchendaele in Octo
ber, 1917, and has been discharged
by reason of his wounds. He is now
in San Francisco en route to his home
Each mother's son, who has given
hi;i life, s
In Freedom's fight over there,
Each wooden cross, that points to the
Demand that you do your share.
Each Belgian babe, that has lost it's
The fatherless, motherless, too.
Cry for succour, but not in vain
For their cries are heard by you.
Columbia county has again gone
oxer the top. From Incomplete re
turns received. It appears that the
Fourth Liberty Loan quota has been
subscribed and approximately $100,
000 extra thrown In .for good mea
sure. The people of the county are
determined, to support the boys
' over there" that are doing the real
Riving and making the real fight and
I Political Announcements .
lV.ti-iolio and Progressive Adminis
tration Vote for
Columbia county has sufficient
undeveloped farming luud to support
ten times the population that wo now
h?.vft. As the timber is removed the
land must be developed if the coun
ty is to grow. Good roads are the -first
Each tender nurse, who mother's us OLD HIGH COST
Back to health and strength again,
Can't work alone, she needs your
Though far from the field of pain.
Each dawn that rises, sees on the
Your sons, waiting the word to go.
And when the barrage thunders
They have never faltered or gone too
So each over here can do a share.
Though not in an active way,
Just buy a bond, and help to drive
To his den, the world's beast of prey.
Drive him to his den and across the
The stone of Liberty roll.
And blot out the name that has blood
Civilization's sacred scroll.
OF LIVING JUMPS
Itut That Mukes No Difference to the
Milliunairc With a Hobby
GERMANY PAYS DEARLY FOR
HER SAVAGE TREACHERY
CLIMBING ON THE BAND WAGON
To hear some of the candidates for
certain high positions in the county
speak of the necessity of the Pitts-burg-St.
Helena road and express
their sentiments that the road should
be built, is indeed, laughable. It
looks as though the PittsJburg-St.
Helens road band wagon was a good
old wagon and going along on a two
per cent grade, go it is easy to catch
on. The taxpayer should bear in
mind that the Pittsburg road or any
other road In the county cannot and
will not be built on promises alone.
It takes money to build a road and
the money must come from taxation.
The Pitsburg-St. Helens road was
started about 40 years ago. Why
hasn't it been completed before this
The American forces In ' France
now number 1,800,000 men, accord
ing to the war department's latest
statement. Information Is withheld
regarding the number that are In
action or holding positions on the
battle front, but It is not improbable
that 400,000 .or 500,000 are so en
gaged. Whatever the number, it is
sufficient to turn the tide of battle.
It is probable that we have as many
as a million men now performing
service of one kind or another that
would require au equal number of
French and British soldiers if the
American armies were not In France.
Our contribution to the allied man
power is therefore a telling factor
In General Foch's strategy. Without
claiming undue credit, it seems not
too much to say that if America had
not entered the war, very different
anuals would now be coming from
the fighting zones..
Cermany lost this conflict vhen It
forced the United States to take up
the gage of battle. And the United
States would never have taken up
arms If Germany bad fought decently,
according to the canons of interna
tional law and cArilized warfare. It
was the shame and horror of Belgium
Invasion, the accumulating atrocities
of the Hun armies, the piracy of U
boat operations, and Germany's in
triguing, corrupting, treacherous
plotting in this country that turned
us from an intensely peace-loving
neutral nation into the avenging and
righteous. Nemesis that we are today.
A man that advocates low taxes
is not the man who is In favor of
Nut butter made from vegetable oils
PURE and WHOLESOME
Save 29 cents
per pound on Butter
Fall Butter Can
ning Pears, box -
If you don't trade with us we
both lose money,
Phone 80 St. Helens, Oregon
DON'T FORGET WE MAKE DAILY DELIVERIES
Old High Cost of living has so
Jumped the past twelve months that
mere existence has become a sort of
Your groceryman tolls you he simp
ly has to charge the price asked; the
clothier informs sou that the same
i suits he sold tor $20, are now $40
and $50 each, and a bargain at that;
youi" milkman strikes you off the list
In a hurry If you dare demur to $3.76
per quart a month; your wife's win
ter coat will bo close to the $60 mark
and her shoes will be a bargain at
I $14.50. As to your winter's wood
pile the least said the belter.
Such are the fruits of war, and
ouch are the burdens' to be borne by
the grea army1 of the secondary de
fense. It's a great. life if you don't weak
en. But what would your groceryman
say If you asked him to knock off his
profit In theso troublesome times?
What would happen if you informed
your slioeman, your milk .nan, your
dry goods man and the rest of the
bunch, that they would have to let
you have the goods at a reduced
; price? Would these gentlemen
! politely accede to your request? They
J would not. Bankruptcy would fol
! low if they did.
You couldn't expect It you would
not ask it These are not the good
: old days of old. Costs have gone up
on everything, and quite naturully
In view of the general condition of
; affairs it Is a rather astounding bit of
; legislation that Sam Jackson, editor
of the Portland Journal, would foist
! onto the statute books this t?.ll. It Is
! astounding to the pe.-oon unacquain
ted with the facts, but to those who
j understand the motives underlying
I the proposed measure, Mr. Jackson's
scheme Is petty, diabolically ditty,
i and as malleoli as any piece of legls-
latlon that was over fran ed to be
"put over" on the citizens cf Oregon.
You have your homo paper, you
j believe in It, and you realize that Its
; Influence as a community builder Is
big. Do you know, also, that a man
high In affairs cf the nation has re
cently stated that the First, Second
Third rnd Fourth Liberty loans
; would never have been possible with
i out the gonerous support of the press
of Oregon and cf the rr.tior.7 Do you
epow, too, that not one cent of r
ivertiHtng was appropriated by the
I government to help the press make
, the loan a success.
nut to return to Jackson's malici
ous measure. He and some Portland
attorney have decided that the legal
advertising rate which provides that
publishers shall not be paid a great
er sum thun five cents per line, Is al
together too high to suit his im
perlal taste. He therefore has pre
pared an Initiative petition and wants
the voters of Oregon to lower the
rate. In accordance with his wishes.
This Is Millionaire Jackson's way of
"getting even" with the press of Ore
gon. He has been unable to dictate
to the thinking editors of the state
who have steadily refused to be whip
ped Into line to support Jackson's
single tax and other campaigns waged
by the Journal. He has chosen the
psychological time to carry out his
nefarious plan a time when probab
ly ninety per cent of the papers of
the state ere struggling to keep the
wolf from the door, that they may
i carry on In their important mission
of helping Uncle Sam's war activities.
; It Is a scheme quite worthy of Jack
son and a really clever way to cut the
throats of the country editors. Bring
his advertising rates down below cost
rnd you can run him out of the field!
Isn't it a commendable work for a
millionaire publisher to be engaged
Unfortunately for Jackson the vot
ers are onto bis llttlo game. They
believe In their own communities,
they believe In their home papers, and
they are generous enough to admit
that the newspaper men of the state
have a God-given right to live in Ore
gon, in spite of Editor Jackson's per
sonal wishes In the matter.
v. HI - I
W. J. 1 TM.F.RTON'
for County Judge
Good roads are an absolute necessity
for the development of Columbia
County and I am In favor of such.
Your support at the coming election
will he apprecltod.
V. J. FULLERTON.
To the Voters of Columbia Coun
ty Having received the nomination
on the Democratic ticket for the of
fice of sheriff of this county, I wish
to state, I have been a resident and a
All Hum Call at Hotel
THOH. IHIIIHTICR, Prop.
Chicken Dinner Muiiilay, 8ffe
RATIOS 9l.DO.PK.lt DAY AND CP
HiecJnl Rales to ItegiiUr Hoarder
ST. HELENS-PORTIANO AUTO LINE
FRANK HIIF.I'AHU, Prop.
A. M. P. M
Lv. St. Helen 7:30 1:30
Warren 7:45 1:45
Hruppoose , 8:00 1:00
Ar. Portland 9:20 3:20
Lv. Portland 10:00 4:00
Ar. St. Helen 11:60 6:60
Hitturdaya and NuihIiiji
Special trip leaving Ht. Helens 6 p. m
leave Portland 11pm.
St. Hel.., r '
--- a, wreg0n
On the Strand near Mill
ST. HELENS ROUTE
THE rCOPLFJ MOAT
(Sunday 1 :ao p. m , '
Arrive Bt. Helens . .
(Sunday 3:30 i, , i '
Loaves Bt. Helena . . j.., I
Arrives I'ortlHiid . . . loiiit'l
M. HOI.MAN I
Makes all way hindlum. Wh.rfi-I
Abler street. Phone '
FIIANK WILK1NH. 8t Hel.M AJ
la t m
DDsa m tnncju
taxpayer of this county for nearly'
eight years, I am a working man, a
member of the L. L. L. L. and also'
belong to the International t'nlon of!
Steam and Operating Engineers. If
elected to the office of sheriff, l'
promise on economical business ad-'
ministration and an Impartial en-'
forcoment of the law. If you want!
that kind of a man and that kind of 1
an administration, I shall greutly ap-j
predate your votes. j
Respectfully submitted, I
ji. il. hunting,
Democratic Candidate for Sheriff.
(.K.OIK.K II. (XIWKK.H
I believe that county business
should be done In tho open and on
the square, and if I am elected I will,
to the best of my ability, work for the
best Interests of tho county and will
not be Influenced by any clique, clan
or corporation and will endeavor to
secure co-operallon between the citi
zens of the several road districts and
tho County Court.
I bellevo that my election to this
office is warranted by my past record
and ability, having served as Record
er of tho City of Chitsknnlo for the
past four years, together with several
other losponslblo offices Including
County Surveyor nud Justieo of the
(Signed) GEOUCJE I!. CONYEUS.
Oenerul Election, November 5, I IMS
The Mist Is still $1.60 per year.
United States Senator (short term)
FRED W. MULKKY
United States Senator (long term)
CHARLES L. McNAUY
Representative In Congress ( 1st DIb.)
W. C. HAWLEY
O. P. HOFF
Justice of Supreme Court
CHARLES A. JOHNS
GEORGE M. BROWN
Superintendent of Public Instruction
J. A. CHURCHILL
C. H. GUAM
Public Service Commissioner
FRED A. WILLIAMS
EDISON I. BALLAGH
For County Judge
E. C. STANWOOD
For County Clerk
3. W. HUNT
BESSIE HATTAN I
L. J. Van ORSHOVEN
T. S. WHITE
For County Commissioner
We Were Ready"
WHEN the Fourth Liberty Loan drive opened
Saturday, September 28th, you found the
doors of the COLUMBIA COUNTY BANK
open early, and every last person and facility in the
place was available to help YOU subscribe your
quota. BUT, don't wait until the 11th hour. At
soon as you know what YOUR share is to be,
PLEDGE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION.
The time to think, talk and figure is
NOW. Help send St. Helens, Columbia
County and Oregon FIRST over the top.
KIIF.It.MW M. MII.LH
ST. HELENS HOTEL
K. A. ItOTGK.lt, Prop.
S:;- - xii&m
American and Kuroitean Plan
All nuwies Call at BoUl
Everything Modern Hteam Heating Plant
Ui and Cold Water In Rooms
So many people think of our Market
when they want meat because they
have found it pays to get
Fresh Quality Meats
Central Meat Market
THE BEST MEAT MARKET IN THE COUNTY
Phone 60 Free and Prompt Delivery
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